Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cheerios and all!

Annabelle with her bowl of cheerios...smiling for her mommy of course. Such a silly little girl, and always wanting to please you....especially her daddy, whom she feeds. Yes, he will sit there patiently while she feeds him all her snacks.

CRUNCH!...HAHA...she likes that, cause they are so "dood"

Levi, not paying attention to no one...he's a busy boy after all. Give him food and he stays busy for about 10 minutes.
Isn't he just the cutest! I almost wish he would stay like this forever. But.....I don't really want to be changing diapers forever!!! I love my little boy. He brings much joy to our lives.

Friday, January 16, 2009

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Babies all grown up...

Ok, well not exactly, but they are getting bigger and more playful. Levi is crawling now and getting into everything!!!!!!!! Which includes paper of any kind (hey, extra fiber right?!?!), oh Annabelle's toys and yes, her hair! She on the other hand is fed up and is always yelling NO at him. Poor guy can never do anything right...must be a guy thing.

Annabelle is a big girl now.

She eats using a fork and spoon...well most times! Drinks water out of a regular cup (if you count 1/2 pint mason jars cups..the are kid size and not plastic).

Levi on the other hand is loving Sarah, and she loves him right back. If she has to choose between Annabelle or Levi it's Levi hands down. Of course, he gently pats her while Annabelle tries to ride her, and drag her by the ears. Her fathers daughter for sure!

They are both watching their reading movie while Sarah sits in Levi's lap..LOL

Super Savings!

This week's shopping trip at Food Lion. Spent $12.50 Saved $39.06

2) boxes pepperidge farms toast
8) jars baby food
4) pkg baby wipes
2) huggies clean team shampoo
1) huggies clean team baby wash
4) nail clippers
2) pkg goldfish
2) pkg donuts
frozen yogurt
snickers ice cream
5lbs. grapes

Last weeks shopping trip at Food Lion. Spent $26.46 Saved $40.08

4) boxes tea bags
6) boxes Green Giant Spinach
4) boxes Quaker oatmeal
4) boxes food lion oatmeal
2) cantaloupe
4) boxes Green Giant garden vegetable melody
1) whole chicken
1) head romaine lettuce
1lb. Kale
2lbs. organic carrots
1 lb. cherries
1 banana

Total Spent $38.96
Total Saved $79.14

Not too bad. It could have been better, but I bought some things we actually needed and a few things we didn't (ei; donuts, and the like).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...late

Better late than never right???

Tuesday 1/13

  • Porridge with raisins, milk

  • Pizza, apples, water

  • Pork chops, Sweet potatoes, Spinach, tea

Wednesday 1/14

  • Toast, egg, smoothie

  • Ham sandwich, chicken noodle soup, orange, water

  • Lasagna, broccoli, garlic bread, tea

Thursday 1/15

  • Cereal, banana, milk

  • Leftovers, cherries, water

  • Leftovers, spinach, tea

Friday 1/16

  • Porridge, blueberries, milk

  • PB&J Sandwiches, peaches, water

  • Bible Study (Pot luck--bring apple pie)

Saturday 1/17

  • Biscuits, eggs, gravy, milk

  • Grilled ham and cheese, apples, water

  • Rib eye steak, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, tea

Sunday 1/18

  • Leftover biscuits, eggs, milk

  • Pot Luck Lunch (bring cookies)

  • Cheese and onion enchiladas, pinto beans, water

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009's New Year's Goals

A few of our goals for 2009!

  • $1,000 emergency savings fund
  • 3 months emergency savings fund
  • Pay Off the Van!
  • Serve at least 2 vegetables with dinner every night
  • Walk to the dog for 15 minutes at least 4 times a week
  • Recycle more and throw away less
  • Replace all plastic utensils with wood or stainless steel
  • Replace all cookware with cast iron or stainless steel
  • Remove all plastic glassware from cabinets minus sippy cups

While some of these goals may seem easy, silly, or impossible. It's time for a change and we think these goals will help us through out the year and beyond. What are you goals?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Levi's hospital pictures

The I.V. in his foot.
Still a happy baby, the most loved patient I think. The nurses kept trying to sneak him out.

Finally able to get some rest....although he did get woken up just an hour later.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Picture Update

Daddy and Annabelle about to leave to run some errands.

So Silly!

My pretty baby boy.

Annabelle's first pony lasted all of 2 minutes before she took it out.